Regardless of your family or house’s size, it’s always nice to know that you have a big space where you can quickly host a festive gathering. For most people, that place is their backyard, fully decked out with stylish patio furniture and trendy tile. If you’ve got tile on your back deck or patio, wouldn’t you like to keep it looking nice and new, even throughout all the dirt and grime that gets tracked across it? Here are some tips for dealing with tile outdoors, regardless of the season or the condition of the tile.
Dealing with Durable Tile
Tile is really pretty durable, as it is able to withstand rain, wind, sleet, and the trampling of your children and friends. However, it isn’t immune to aged wear and tears like cracking or mold. If you have heavy furniture decorating your patio, consider investing in a protective mat to place on top of your tile to help prevent damage like cracking.
If you’re tired of dealing with the scratched and cracked tile that you’ve grown so accustomed to, try shopping around for some new outdoor furniture that doesn’t have harsh or sharp edges to give your tile a chance against the abrasive legs of tables and chairs. You can also coat your tile in a high-quality sealant to add some extra protection. Take the time to research your sealant to learn which will be best for both your budget and your outdoor tile.
Daily Cleaning is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!
It’s easy to clean your tile. We’d recommend simply taking a couple of minutes each day to wipe it down with a sponge and some tile detergent. Make sure to clean your tile when it’s dry, not wet; this is the key to keeping it squeaky clean. Dampen your sponge with a little bit of warm water and the detergent and begin to scrub your tile gently.
If you’ve found that your outdoor tile gets too much foot traffic for you to stay on top of, call Southside Chem-Dry and allow us to treat your tile with our specialized green cleaning solutions that will extend the life of your tile and leave it sparkly clean for your next big event!